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Data Bases: Career and Education Opportunities in South Dakota

Data Bases: Data Base Specialists make sure that the information we need is organized, safe and accessible. With skills in design and information, they maintain the data that is at the core of the business of the information age.

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South Dakota has a population of 812,383, which has grown by 7.62% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Mount Rushmore State," its capital is Pierre, though its most populous city is Sioux Falls. In 2008, there were a total of 566,490 jobs in South Dakota. The average annual income was $38,644 in 2008, up from $36,428 the previous year. The unemployment rate in South Dakota was 4.8% in 2009, which has grown by 1.7% since the previous year. Roughly 21.5% of South Dakota residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in South Dakota include nonstore retailers, gasoline stations with convenience stores, and sign manufacturing. Notable tourist attractions include the Pettigrew Home & Museum, the Sioux Falls City, and the Old Courthouse Museum.


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Data Base Design Analyst

Data Base Design Analysts coordinate changes to computer databases, test and implement the database applying knowledge of database management systems. Data Base Design Analysts need to read and understand what has been read. They also need to evaluate and judge the efficacy of solutions.